The Cottesloe Beach Pylon, a state icon, sits proudly around 80 metres offshore from Cottesloe Beach, one of Perth's premier swimming beaches.
Two pylons were originally installed to anchor a shark net following a fatal attack in 1925. But there is now only one remaining; the twin was destroyed in the winter storms of 1936.
After being restored in early 2009 the pylon was felled during a savage storm in May. The pylon has since been repaired and stands as a prominently on the edge of the Indian Ocean.
Generations of West Australians used the pylon as a diving platform, but that era ended with the reconstruction. The design included an angled base and has been painted with a special coating to prevent people climbing onto the pylon, in an effort to limit public liability from potential injuries. #cannam #cannam_design #cottesloe_beach #cottesloe_ocean_pylon #perth #western_australia